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Last updated: 31 October, 2022

One of the best bargains in a city notorious for expensive hotel rates and gloomy, cramped rooms.

Rooms here are tiny – hence the name ‘Pod’ – but fun, sunlit, efficient, comfortable, incredible value – and with an ingenious jigsaw of furniture that somehow gives you everything you need. Funky public spaces with fabulous art make this a surprisingly pleasant little bolt-hole.

Best of all is its location. Slap bang in the centre of Midtown, it’s close to New York’s cultural highlights – Museum Mile, Central Park, Broadway and the major performing arts venues.

Great for a first visit and sightseeing, when all you really need is a cosy place to bed down for the night.

Surrounding area

The Pod’s proximity to the United Nations headquarters and location in a mainly residential area means the streets around the hotel are unexciting – which partly explains the bargain price.

However, they are functional, having lots of serviceable cafés and bistros, and are not unpleasant, just quiet and safe. Good Subway links nearby, plus the East River, Central Park, Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Centre.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Headquarters of the United Nations

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.6 miles]

The iconic building where world leaders and diplomats gather to resolve the world’s greatest challenges – and a bastion of hope that one day the world can live together in peace.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)

New York, United States of America (USA)[1 miles]

One of the world’s greatest museums of contemporary art, taking you on an artistic journey through Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Impressionism and Pop Art.

Best for ages: 8+ | £22

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Shows on Broadway

New York, United States of America (USA)[1.6 miles]

One of the world’s two most prestigious cities for theatre hosts a wide variety of world-class performing arts and performers – but nothing beats a Broadway musical.

Best for ages: 13+ | £35 | 2+ hours

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Chelsea’s Art Galleries

New York, United States of America (USA)[3 miles]

A feast of hundreds of private art galleries, packed into one enclave on the west of Manhattan, showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern art.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Katz Diner

Katz Diner

New York, United States of America (USA)[4 miles]

“I’ll have what she’s having,” is the famous line from the When Harry Met Salley movie scene set in this ancient palace of pastrami that’s been slicing and serving top-notch cured meat since 1888.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

New York, United States of America (USA)[4.5 miles]

History buffs should stop by this fascinating museum, a small row of old immigrant tenement houses preserved intact from the late 19th/early 20th century that showcases what life was like for the immigrants who first arrived in the city.

Best for ages: 13+ | £25

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)

The ‘city that never sleeps’ is a 24/7 thrill of soaring skyscrapers, jaw-dropping architecture, dynamic culture and world-class art, dining and performing arts scenes.

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